Prairie View A&M vs UAB

UAB 76, Prairie View 70

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rod Rucker scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Alabama-Birmingham used 26 second-half free throws to rally and beat Prairie View 76-70 Tuesday in nonconference action.

Jordan Swing, Fahro Alihodzic and Isiah Jones had 10 points apiece for UAB (3-1). Swing, Alihoszic and Jones combined to go 16 of 16 from the free-throw line.

Rucker, who was 8 of 12 from the field, could have crossed the 30-point threshold, but went just 9 of 17 from the line.

Prairie View (2-4) shot 51.5 percent (17 of 33) en route to a 38-33 halftime lead. They led the entire half.

UAB, however, opened the second half with 13 consecutive points to take a 46-38 lead with 14:18 left to play.

The Blazers pushed its lead to as much as 11, 55-44, in the second half and didn't let Prairie View get any closer than five during the period.

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Prairie View A&M Panthers
R. Jenkins, F241-30-05022
D. Chapman, F203-61-24257
C. Blair, G347-180-175415
R. Gesiakowski, G317-121-270118
J. DeMuynck, G244-140-04318
R. Wright212-81-25115
J. Montgomery184-70-07149
J. Eleby112-40-02044
M. Riathin70-12-25012
C. Jones60-10-00000
M. Scott30-00-00000
B. Aina10-00-00010
Totals 30-745-952122470
 40.5%55.6% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F358-129-17121125
J. Swing, F281-48-851310
F. Alihodzic, C233-94-440410
T. Jones, G283-101-24339
R. Williams, G182-110-09144
P. Purifoy230-32-22012
I. Jones212-84-432110
Q. Taylor140-20-01500
J. Tyler103-70-02106
Totals 22-6628-3743141776
 33.3%75.7% 
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